WEIRTON - The Weirton Woman's Club, a General Federation of Women's Clubs of West Virginia member, is sponsoring a Meet the Candidates forum at 7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Serbian American Cultural Center.
Candidates running for offices in the November election have been invited to speak on issues and to state their objectives in running for office. The public is invited to hear them speak with a question-and-answer period following the candidates' speeches.
Light refreshments will follow the event.
Bray Cary, West Virginia Media president and chief executive officer, will be the master of ceremonies.
His interest in college sports and the media led him to found Creative Sports in Charlotte, N.C. Creative Sports specialized in syndicating televised college football and basketball games. The company became the largest business of its kind in the country.
He sold the company in 1994 to ESPN and joined NASCAR as vice president of broadcasting and technology and helped to consolidate all television rights to NASCAR races.
In 2001, he returned to West Virginia and, with a group of investors, acquired eight network television stations and a statewide business and leadership publication.
West Virginia Media today owns and manages NBC affiliate WBOY-TV and ABC affiliate EBOY-TV Clarksburg; CBS affiliate WOWK-TV in Charleston/Huntington, CBS affiliate WTRF-TV, Fox affiliate ETRF-TV, ABC affiliate GTRF-TV, CBS affiliate WVNS-TV and Fox affiliate Fox West Virginia in Beckley-Bluefield.
The State Journal, the only statewide weekly business and leadership newspaper, and West Virginia Illustrated, a website focusing on West Virginia University sports also are a part of the West Virginia Media news network.
While involved in the day-to-day management of the media company, Cary also serves as host for "Decision Makers," a statewide public affairs television program that appears on Sundays on all eight West Virginia Media television stations.
The GFWC Woman's Club is a nonprofit, nonpolitical organization working to educate the community on public policies and to sponsor public awareness of the candidates.